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Youth detention unchanged after 'Don Dale', says Chief Justice

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The proportion of detention orders for youth in the first and second halves of 2016 was almost identical. KIERAN FINNANE reports.

Economic outlook bleak, says Opposition Leader



NT last on retail spending, business investment, housing finance and population growth, writes GARY HIGGINS (pictured).




'We are Australian' new anthem?

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Inclusiveness should be the spirit of Australia Day, writes STEVE BROWN in his contribution to our Rest & Reflection summer series. And he suggests the Seeker's hit would, as the national anthem, better describe what Aussies are all about.


Katherine council's 'dereliction of duty'

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Development Consent Authority acts against public submissions, authorises conversion of shed (pictured) into pub, writes BRUCE FRANCAIS.

"Dangerous brinkmanship" from Trump: Pine Gap opponents

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Fraser, Keating urged review of ANZUS, writes peace activist ALISON BIONOWSKI. IMAGE of Pine Gap by Kristian Laemmle-Ruff.


Totemic caterpillar in trouble again

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It's a tussle between the Yellow Wing Grasshopper (pictured) and the Yipirinya caterpillar, reports ERWIN CHLANDA.


Grasshoppers – is it a plague?

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There are swarms in the rural residential area, reports ERWIN CHLANDA.


Public gives angry thumbs down to closure of police counter

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... but Police Acting Assistant Commissioner Danny Bacon (pictured last night) says a decision on a "pathway" would be the subject of "further information". ERWIN CHLANDA reports.


Higgins comments on McConnell's candour




Opposition Leader Gary Higgins (pictured) has described as "extraordinary" the candour of Stuart MLA Scott McConnell in yesterday's exclusive interview with the Alice Springs News Online.


Call for regional ministry in wake of police fiasco

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The government crisis triggered by the proposal to close to police front counter in Alice Springs during the night is evidence of a disconnect with the region and its elected representatives, says backbencher, Stuart MLA Scott McConnell. EXCLUSIVE by ERWIN CHLANDA.

Caterpillars as big as a mountain are starving

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Alice Springs has been described as caterpillar country but where are the caterpillars now? asks Dr FIONA WALSH in this contribution to our Rest & Reflection series.


UPDATE, 20 January 2017, 'Lost' 4th totemic caterpillar sighted.

Summer crime calls for thinking outside the box

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Alice Springs may well find the elusive solution to its summer crime spree, triggering the usual Facebook fury, in Columbia where clowns succeeded and cops failed, writes Richard Bentley in our Rest & Reflection series.


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